Jose Antonio Tijerino

President & Ceo
Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Jose Antonio Tijerino is President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation—an organization established by the White House in 1987 to identify, inspire, prepare, and connect Latino Leaders in the community, classroom, and workforce. Tijerino has led the organization for over 15 years, developing an innovative, sustainable model for Latino leadership and talent for the workforce in 10 “priority” fields including education, public service, tech and STEM.

Every year, HHF hosts over 50 trainings, workshops, and convenings across the country to cultivate and celebrate diverse leadership and communities in every sector, and produces the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center--considered among the highest honors for Latinos.

Tijerino has been honored for his leadership with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Award for Service; the Lifetime Achievement Award by National PTA; and the Cesar Chavez Award by the National Hispanic Leadership Institute.

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